Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-20-2015, 08:19 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 7
Fridge not cold

Going on our maiden voyage tomorrow in our new 2010 shamrock, my freezer is good n cold but my fridge is not. Any thoughts? My confession is that it was hot so I turned on the a/c and after calling my dealer I found out that you can't run the a/c on household power. (It shut off on me) he said I didn't hurt anything but now I wonder! Help! We leave at 1pm tomorrow!

clugstonfam5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2015, 08:22 PM   #2
Senior Member
dan-nickie's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Dallas TX
Posts: 1,355
It just takes time. At least overnight.

2014 Berkshire 390RB-60
dan-nickie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2015, 08:25 PM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 7
Well we shall wait then. It will be overnight about 10am.
clugstonfam5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2015, 08:25 PM   #4
Site Team
Flybob's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 3,201
If the freezer is cold it is working. It can take 10-12 hours to cool off if it is very hot outside. Also if the fridge is empty, there is really nothing inside to get cold and absorb heat when you open the door. I suggest putting half dozen cold drinks ( your choice) in fridge after about 3-4 hours. This will provide some mass to absorb heat when you open the door. Also the fridge will work much better if it is full or close to full.

2015 Freedom Express 248RBS
TV 2015 Silverado HD2500 Duramax
TST Tire Monitors
Honda 2000I + Companion
2 65W solar panels
Flybob is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2015, 07:01 AM   #5
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 7
It is cold this morning. When my husband checked on things last night he found a breaker tripped in the house. But all that matters now is that things are cold!! Thanks for your help. Now to head out with our new toy!
clugstonfam5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2015, 10:37 PM   #6
Junior Member
bzales's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Michigan
Posts: 11
This post answered my question as well. Went to the Pinery Provincial park for four days. Freezer was very cold but fridge took overnight to get cold. I thought something was wrong as well. Thanks to the replies, I'll sleep better.

2014 Rockwood Roo 183
2007 Chevy Tahoe LT 4x4
bzales is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2015, 11:23 PM   #7
Moderators' Assistant
bikendan's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 10,183
You have to understand that RV fridges/freezers don't work like residential ones.
They work by absorption cooling, which takes more time.
And since the fridge compartment is much bigger than the freezer, the process takes longer.

Dan-Retired Firefighter/EMT
Shawn-Musician/Entrepreneur/Wine Expert
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
'07 Roo 23SS pushing an '07 Chevy Avalanche
Equalizer WDH and Prodigy BC
bikendan is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:30 AM.